There is an increase in the Orwellian nature of schemes and programmes being launched in India, in spite of the absence of concrete privacy and data protection laws. While a major step towards mass surveillance was taken a few years ago in the form of “Aadhaar”, the central and state governments have subsequently adopted schemes which involve
After the global euphoria about the internet's potentials for empowering individuals and supporting democracy, more realistic arguments have been put forward against this optimism. 1 Indeed, we have been observing an ongoing fight between the autocratic government in Turkey and the Turkish people over using the internet for the last 10 years. It
Authoring a Charta specifically for digital fundamental rights might be a welcome distraction for rulers, finds Amelia Andersdotter.
Despite criticism, this charter "is unique in reaching out to engage with much broader audiences than any other digital charter did before," say digital policy advisers von Weizsäcker and Schräpel.
The UN General Assembly’s Third Committee adoption on 21 November of a new resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age comes as timely and crucial for protecting the right to privacy in light of new challenges.
Two months after military coup attempt in Turkey shocked the world, senior internet researchers Melih Kırlıdoğ and Mustafa Akgül find counter-intuitive evidence on the role the internet played.
eGovernment researcher Christian Djeffal draws conclusions on a chatbot that is proving useful to citizens… and turning eGovernment on its head.
Is reforming copyright law the appropriate solution to achieve the aims of the music industry?
Turkey's strategy of repressing opposing voices in the aftermath of the failed coup of 15 July 2016 has transformed from surveilling perceived enemies and repressing specific digital content to arresting and silencing anyone who has been classified as a threat to Erdoğan's position of power.
Speaking of 'disruption of journalism' when talking about big data leaks is "so 2010", finds researcher Stefan Baack. Every major leak since the Afghan war logs has followed the same pattern.